Assess the current technology solutions in the company
Identify gaps in the company's needs now and in the future
Identify available solutions given needs and budget
Develop a technology plan to manage solutions in the company
Good technology assessment considers these important solutions for your business
Basic Technology Infrastructure
The technologies that facilitate and support basic business processes, operations and functions.
E-Commerce, Sales and Delivery
The process of selling, including online, the various platforms and the management required.
Data Mining & Company Reports
Search, analyze and transform data to find patterns and trends and solve problems.
Management and Logistics
Plan, decide, organize, lead, and manage resources of an organization to reach its goals efficiently and effectively.
Marketing and Communications
Promote and sell products or services, including market research and advertising.
Learn how to utilize and leverage technology in order to grow, excel and acquire access to more opportunities.
Here's how you can do your own technology assessment
Identify technology solutions used in which company functions and by whom
For each technology, identify how old it is and how actively it's used
Survey staff on benefits and frustrations of technology currently deployed
Identify opportunities to improve business with enabling technologies
Interview heavy users. Ask for recommendation: Keep / Upgrade / Retire / Replace
Do an external scan of available technology options given needs and budget
Develop Technology Plan with Milestones & Timelines
Review Company Technology Policy: if one does not exist, create it
Conduct full technology needs assessment at least once a year